KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A vehicle crashed into a utility poll Thursday night in front of the WATE 6 On Your Side office at 1306 N. Broadway.
The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. No power or utility lines snapped but the pole was leaning significantly over the sidewalk and caused a backup on the roadway.
Knoxville Police on the scene tell us that the driver was under the influence and going more than 60 mph. No injuries have been reported.
Signs and cones were put up before midnight to block a portion of North Broadway between Glenwood Avenue and Wells Avenue. The roadway has since been reopened.